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in the northern and western suburbs. a full look at the back-to- school forecast coming up. >> residents in bloomingdale are cleaning up while keeping a close watch on the skies. they are seeing a familiar pattern this summer, severe storms and flooding. d.c. bureau chief sam ford is live in bloomingdale with more on the president's frustration. >> after four floods over the last two months, the residents here are nervous any time the forecast calls for rain. some have started calling this area like rhode island. it's a joke that not many -- very funny. >> i had these sandbags here and pushed the sand bags down the steps. >> this shows how high the water rose at his front door and then moved into his basement, living room, and kitchen where his belongings floated around like
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soap in a bathtub. he says this is the worst of the recent floods. >> we have had three floods in in five weeks. >> do you have flood insurance? >> i don't. >> they gathered in small groups as they did asking what they're supposed to do this time. last night overwhelmed the sewer andonce again with water pouring in from outside, sometimes from inside three toilets and drains. >> the water comes through the system and up your house. >> he forgot to move his car last night and he hopes it will start. across the neighborhood, a day of the cleanup. >> we saw four or five sewer rats. >> they need to do something. it's starting to get old now. >> the mayor was in this neighborhood touting his plan to have the city build a new 100- foot deep tunnel that would be built in about 13 years for
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$2.60 billion to handle the runoff. obviously, that is not right away. for immediate relief no news yet. live from northwest washington, sam ford, abc 7 news. >> stick with abc 74 storm watch news. you can click on the weather talibab on you can download are storm watch app for iphone or android. >> president obama is in a louisiana touring the areas where hurricane is it hit. 0---- isaac hit. more than 100,000 households are still without power. the heat index is well above 100 degrees. the democratic national convention is getting underway
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in less than 24 hours. one of the biggest issues taking center stage is the issue of whether americans are better off now than they were four years ago. jay korff has more on the convention countdown. >> keep in mind, president obama won north carolina by less than 0.5% and now has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country at 9.6%. delegates are streaming in to charlotte, n.c., on the eve of the democratic national convention expected to showcase politicians and entertainers alike. on tuesday, the first lady. on wednesday bill clinton. the president takes the stage thursday. they blasted the paul ryan, mitt romney plan. >> i've got one piece of advice for you about the romney-ryan
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game plan, ohio. >> he took time off the campaign trail boating near his new hampshire lakeside estate. congressman paul ryan, while reaching out to voters in north carolina. >> what we are missing is leadership. >> the time tested strategy used against incumbent presidents. >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to put them in a second term could say you were better off today than you were four years ago except for jimmy carter and president barack obama. >> it is a point observers say the president will and should address during the convention. monday in detroit, vice- president joe biden provided his own answers. >> if you want to know if we are better off i have a bumper sticker for your -- osama bin laden is dead and general motors is a life. -- is alive.
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>> in the satellite center, jay korff, abc 7 news. >> mitt romney and his wife are enjoying a relaxing labor day on the new hampshire lake. they had a busy week at the republican national convention. they took a water ski boat out on lake winnipesaukee. abc 7 is your election station. gordon peterson and scott thuman will cover all the angles on abc 7 news at 5 6, and 11. >> breaking news from los angeles. actor michael clark duncan has died. he is known from "the grenen mile." this comes after she had a heart attack two months ago. michael clarke duncan dead at 54. >> new at 6 investigators have
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recovered a stolen you all holding equipment for one of president joe biden's campaign events in detroit. it was found either late saturday night or early sunday morning. secret service says some items from the truck were missing. they would not say what the items were. he spoke at a labor day rally and it went on as planned without the equipment. >> a family in prince george's county is recovering after a carbon monoxide leak in the home. they woke up this morning complaining about headaches and nausea, classic symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure. there were taken to the hospital as a precaution and they are now reportedly in good condition. coming up on abc 7 news at 6, we are on your side with the traffic alert advisory you'll want to see before you drive to work tomorrow. >> taking a close look at the potential for severe weather.
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steve rudin is back with a complete forecast. >> the founder of the unification church has died.
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>> you are watching abc7 news at 6 with gordon peterson, maureen bunyan, chief meteorologist doug hill, and it tim brant, sports. this is abc 7 news at 6 on your
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side. >> learning more tonight about the death of sun myung moon. >> rev. moon died in korea. greta kreuz explains about his significant impact in the washington area. >> there are 1500 members of the unification church in the washington dc metro area and today they were remembering the man they called a messiah. >> at the unification church in northwest, they gathered to date to remember their founder and messiah,rev. sun myung moon, and their family. >> it is about bringing god's kingdom to families and breaking down barriers. >> he became renowned for arranging marriages for virtual strangers and presiding over
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mass marriages. >> it's a good marriage. >> he found it "the washington times" against the extreme liberal media bias. reverend moon believe in the need for a powerful free press to convey accurate and permission and moral values. he joined forces with african- american churches here in the million family march and became good friends with this roman catholic priest. >> he is a profit. he's a messiah. >> we were matched and blessed by reverend sun myung moon and his wife. >> they call the church a colts. david and katie are second generation members. their parents matched them up. they wear the blessing rang and dismissed suggestions that it is a cult.
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>> brainwashing is definitely not the case. our faith is not that strange. >> the church now enters 15 days of official mourning. rev. moon's young this sum will be taking over at the helm. greta kreuz, abc 7 news. >> one traffic alert you will need to see before you head out for work tomorrow. 7 is on your side. >> keeping a close look on the threat for severe weather. steve rudin has the complete forecast. >> having a heart to heart with strasburg. the nats continue to roll in what continues to be a magical season. i've got it for yo
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>> two dead and 20 injured after a suicide bomber attacked a government vehicle in pakistan. it was hit by a car filled with exposes -explosive- . it was traveling through an area up home of national
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organizations. >> maryland residents gathered to date to remember a navy seal killed in afghanistan. petty officer first class feek's body was returned home to ed gewater. he died august 16th and had been on deployment since last december. he was scheduled to return home this fall. >> get ready. the day after labor day is expected to be one of the worst traffic days of the year. they are calling it terrible traffic tuesday because of the combination of people returning to work and a kid's going back to school. the number of cars on the road is the same as usual on a normal day but they're just all on the road during the same time. >> it will be easier to pay for parking at reagan national airport. the airport authority has installed automated prepaid machines in the terminals.
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travelers can insert credit cards when they enter and leave the parking garages. this will help passengers get out of the parking lot more quickly. >> and so would some good weather. >> we will have to wait at least until wednesday afternoon or thursday morning until things clear out for us. right now, the doppler radar is dry. it's a welcome change. outside, cloudy skies for the overnight hours. patchy fog for the back-to- school forecast tomorrow morning. temperature outside, 83 degrees with a dew point in the 70's. 85 was the high today, one degree above average. the record was 98 setback in 1953. on the weatherbug network, a touch of rain at wtop radio. leesbur ofg 80 degrees.
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-- leesburg, 80 degrees. wind gusts in annapolis today up to 35 miles per hour. 81 in manassas. plenty of warm air to go around. 91 in minneapolis. some heat in the midwest will arrive in our area by thursday. we will see the high around 90 degrees. satellite radar, you can see what is left of isaac moving to the east along with a warm front but that will lift to the north of us. the combination of the two will bring in the potential for some heavier downpours especially during the are afternoon hours into tomorrow night. some areas may see upward of 1 inch or more of rain. doppler radar right now a few showers north and east of baltimore. the flash flood warning up there has come to an end.
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looking for quieter conditions overnight. futurecast, not so quiet. clouds tomorrow and mid 80's for daytime highs. heavier showers tomorrow night into the day on wednesday. all this will move out of your late wednesday evening to early thursday morning purify low 60s's 2 mid 70 coffee a but patchy fog tomorrow morning. lounge remain off, heavier rain with temperatures around 85 degrees. the extended outlook shows a brief warm-up, thursday near 90. 88 on friday. the upcoming weekend appears to be unsettled. saturday night into sunday holding in the mid 80's. >> the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >> the nats are playing host to the cubs tonight. >> you are a season-ticket
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holder. getting ready for the fall classic. after this afternoon's win over the cubs, the heavy 6.5 game lead over atlanta. bottom of the second, scoreless. leading off and -- out coming out, right field. 25th home run of the year. zimmerman it into left field. he's going to try to score from first. here he comes around the bases. harper makes it 2-0. 2-1 the win for their first winning season. it was a great outing. >> the breaking balls. even the ones that were bad were still pretty good. the curve ball got in a double play to get us out of the seventh inning. i was just a great pitch at the time. a strong effort. >> speaking of pitching, for the last 24 hours strasburg has
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been a big topic of conversation. they made it official that he will pitch friday against the marlins. then september 12th in new york then he will be done for the year. the orioles have pulled within one game of the yankees in the american league east. saunders retired the first 27 batters -- the first 17 batters. the birds flying high to beat the blue jays 4-0. they have now won eight of their last 10. the redskins opened the season for real saturday in -- sunday in new orleans. the roster is now set. the redskins are one of the underdogs. the saints are favored by 9.5 points over the redskins. >> on one of the few guys that was part of the 2007-2008 playoff run. we're going to do something special.
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i see more than ever how much fun we had. we're trying to do something with it. get everyone to believe. trying to get some momentum. >> the final round in boston, the no. 1 player, rory mcelroy with three birdies in his first four holes and then he put on a clinic. tiger woods birdied four of the first nine but that was issued out for mcelroy. the talk of the u.s. open serena williams. she did not drop a game going into the semifinals. it took less than an hour. she withdrew from the open hours before the -- he withdrew. he gave no reason for withdrawing. >> he is out.
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>> ever for this franchise. >> manager of the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america. but mitt
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romney doesn't see it. under the romney plan, a middle class family will pay an average of up to $2,000 more a year in taxes. while at the same time giving multi-millionaires like himself a $250,000 tax cut so, romney hits the middle class harder... and gives millllionaires an even bigger break. is that the way forward for america? i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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>> let's get the latest from steve about what is happening tonight. >> the seven-day outlook shows temperatur this country was built
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by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making real things... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ ♪
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